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The Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great (TsVMM) hosted the opening of the exhibition “On the Border of Sea and Heaven” on the occasion of the Aviation Day of the Russian Navy, which is celebrated annually on July 17.

The memorable date is timed to the victory of the naval pilots on June 21 (July 4) 1916 during the First World War, when four M-9 seaplanes, based on the Orlitsa airplane, shot down two German airplanes in an air battle over the Baltic Sea. However, the history of Russian naval aviation began at least a decade earlier. It was Russian naval officers who made a great contribution to the science of “flying”, saw in aircraft an important means of increasing the power of the navy, putting a lot of effort into training aviation specialists, acquiring aircraft and organizing aircraft construction.

At present, there is a revival of the combat power of Russia’s naval aviation. Today, interest in naval aviation still does not fade away, and the profession of a naval pilot remains in demand and prestigious.

The exhibition presents paintings and graphic works, portraits of pilots, posters, models of aircraft and ships, photographs, samples of clothing, personal belongings, documents, awards, sculpture, weapons, and phaleristic items.

The Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great is one of the oldest museums in Russia and one of the largest maritime museums in the world. The museum originates from the St. Petersburg model-chamber – a repository of shipbuilding models and drawings, first mentioned in the letter of Peter I on January 13 (24), 1709. The modern collection of the TsVMM numbers over 700,000 storage units, including more than 2,000 ship models …

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